Deepwater Horizon finished second in the weekend box office report. Many people who saw the movie said the film makers were able to tell the story of that tragedy without exploiting the lives that were lost in the actual event.
I hate boats. Okay, maybe hate is strong. I just don’t like them. I’m not necessarily phobic; I’ll get on one when I have to. But given the choice between land and sea, I pick land ten times out of ten. If man was meant to hang out in the ocean, he’d have a orange and green outfit and we’d all call each other Aquaman.
The Deepwater Horizon blew up six years ago, today (April 20th). It's human nature to distance ourselves from bad memories. Many people in the gulf coast region seem to want to just forget about it. I can't help thinking of eleven families whose lives are forever changed.
About a year ago, my longtime friend & colleague, Debbie Ray, and I were having a conversation about the Deepwater Horizon disaster. I commented, "I just can just imagine what that was like for the people on that rig." She replied, "No, you can't."
The Deepwater Horizon disaster brought thousands of lawsuits, and billions of dollars in compensation claims. The law firm of Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow and Abramson brought a class action suit on behalf of more than 500 municipalities, including Lafayette.
The Associated Press reports the manslaughter trial of two BP rig supervisors has been delayed until 2014. Robert Kaluza and Donald Vidrine are charged in the death of 11 workers. They're accused of disregarding indications of trouble before BP's well blowout, on April 20th, 2010...
The worst of the explosions gutted the Deepwater Horizon stem to stern.
Crew members were cut down by shrapnel, hurled across rooms and buried under smoking wreckage. Some were swallowed by fireballs that raced through the oil rig’s shattered interior. Dazed and battered survivors, half-naked and dripping in highly combustible gas, crawled inch by inch in pitch darkness, willing themselves to the
The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it is filing suit against BP and eight other companies for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The DOJ is seeking civil penalties under the Clean Water Act—which could add up to as much as $21 billion—and wants to declare eight of those companies "liable without limitation" for the costs of clean up and damage caused by the disaster.